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Question about Build a Paper Airplane Launcher activity

Postby rosetorres » Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:09 pm

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What are the dimensions of the wooden airplane launcher?


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Re: Question about Build a Paper Airplane Launcher activity

Postby AmyCowen » Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:55 am

This is an engineering design activity in which students can design their own launch device. After experimenting with a simple catapult with a paper clip and rubber band, students go on to design their own devices using recycled or craft materials. They will determine the dimensions of the device as part of seeing what works best, what is stable enough, and so on.

Samples are shown in the video and lesson, but directions for building these are not provided.

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-act ... e-launcher

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